With 11,491 COVID-19 cases, Delhi sees its biggest-ever single-day spike; positivity rate over 12 per cent now

12th Apr 21 - Nixon

Health Covid - 19
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi on Monday reported 11,491 fresh COVID-19 infections in a span of 24 hours, its highest-ever single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Meanwhile, 72 fatalities were witnessed in the span of time. The record spike has taken the national capital's caseload to 7,36,688 while the death toll now stands at 11,355. With 38,095 active cases, the national capital's positivity rate has come up to 12.44 per cent. Amid the alarming spike in cases and deaths in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting earlier today and said that steps were being taken to increase the number of beds in both private and government hospitals of the city-state. The number of daily COVID-19 cases crossed the 10,000-mark for the first time since the pandemic began on Sunday, with the chief Minister describing the situation as very serious and appealing to people not to step out unless it is urgent. On Sunday, the chief minister issued a stark warning -- do not step out of homes unless it is urgent. "The fourth wave is more dangerous than the previous wave. The government is closely monitoring the situation." The CM said his government does not want to impose lockdown in Delhi but such a situation may arise if there is a rush to the hospitals and beds are unavailable for serious patients.